BUILD

This Agora Models 1:24 scale FDNY Tower Ladder 9 partwork model can be purchased via a subscription at the Agora website. It is available to be shipped almost anywhere in the world and can be completed in either 12 or 24 months.

Agora will deliver twelve shipments containing 6-9 ‘stages’ that each contain a few parts of the model. For each shipment, a digital version of the instructions will be available at the Agora Download Center. These shipments are sent monthly or bi-monthly depending on if you chose the 24-month or 12-month subscription option. The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card every month.  If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time by calling or emailing the company.

I created this site to share my own build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips I discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, most of the parts appear to be very detailed, so I may only be painting a few things to be more accurate.

Below are links to the articles for my build:

2021


October 2021
  • Pack 1
    • Stage 01 – Rear Left Tires/Wheel/Hub Cap, Ladder Name Plate, Hose Pack/Nozzle/Connector
    • Stage 02 – Front Right Outer/Inner Door Panels, Outer Door Handle, Window Winder/Gear, Inner Cab Panel, Rear Panel/Tow Hooks
    • Stage 03 – Front Grilles/Logo, Rear Left Outer/Inner Door Panels, Outer Door Handle, Window Winder/Gear, Inner Cab Panel
    • Stage 04 – Front Bumper/Speaker/Air Horn, Seat, Seat Support, Center Lightbar LED
    • Stage 05 – Cab Roof, Left Condenser/Grille/Frame, Antenna Parts, Roof Components C/D
    • Stage 06 – Rear Axle/Springs, Driveshaft, Platform Front/Back/Sides/Handles/Front Lights & Lenses/Rear Light
    • Stage 07 – Storage Compartment Left/Right Door Fronts/Backs, Compartment Inner, Shelf Top/Bottom, Magnet
    • Stage 08 – Screw Guide (FDNY Shield), Screwdriver
December 2021
  • Pack 2
    • Stage 09 – Front Right Tire/Wheel, Ladder Name Plate
    • Stage 10 – Right Condenser/Grille/Frame, Right Lightbar, Front Axle/Springs/Wheel Hubs, Track Rod, Fire Extinguisher
    • Stage 11 – Left Lightbar, Chassis Front Parts, Crossmember, Exhaust Pipe, Cylinder, Pipe/Connector
    • Stage 12 – Front Bumper Plating, Bell/Support, Front Tow Hooks, Front Right Stabilizer, Front Bumper Mirror
    • Stage 12B – Main Chassis, Outrigger Pads, Front/Rear Cab Door Steps, Rear Wheel Arches, Front Wheel Arch Surrounds
    • Stage 13 – Central Console, Speaker/Cover, Handles, Axe, Cab Divider Glass, Central Console Storage, Engineer’s Switch Panel
    • Stage 14 – Captain’s Seat/Support, Rear Right Outer/Inner Door Panels, Outer Door Handle, Window Winder/Gear, Inner Cab Panel
    • Stage 15 – Cab Floor, Engineer’s Seat/Support, Thermal Imaging Camera, Halligan Bar, Door Magnets, Steering Components
    • Stage 16 – Cab Inner Roof, MDT Frame/Keyboard/Screen, Dome Lights, Wing Mirrors

2022


February 2022
  • Pack 3
    • Stage 17 – Jump Seat/Support, Front Right Light Cluster/Lenses/Diffusers/PCB, Windscreen Wiper, Flood Light
    • Stage 18 – Crew Seat/Support, Front Left Outer/Inner Door Panels, Outer Door Handle, Window Winder/Gear, Inner Cab Panel
    • Stage 19 – Dashboard/Kick Panel/Details, Switch PCBs, Push Buttons, Steering Column, Roof Components
    • Stage 20 – Jump Seat/Support, Cab Equipment, Front Left Light Cluster/Lenses/Diffusers/PCB, Windscreen Wiper, Mirror
    • Stage 21 – Cab Main Body, Plating, Steps, Windows, Plugs, Handles, Emergency Lights, Reflectors, Marker Lights, Spotlight
    • Stage 22 – Front Left Tire/Wheel
    • Stage 23 – Main Circuit Board
April 2022
  • Pack 4
    • Stage 24 – Electrical Compartment/Panel/Door/Handle/Floor, Ladder Turntable Base
    • Stage 25 – Body Midsection/Side Panels, Water Supply Panels/Connections/Caps, Emergency Frames/Lenses, Road Cones
    • Stage 26 – Right Outrigger, Ground Light/Lens, Pike Pole
    • Stage 27 – Body Midsection Roof, Electrical Compartment/Panel/Door/Handle, Pike Pole Brackets/Clamps
    • Stage 28 – Left Outrigger, Ground Light/Lens, Pike Pole
    • Stage 29 – Body Midsection Base, Cab Button-Push Tool
    • Stage 30 – Box Frame, Rear Body Section Front Panel, Fluid Tank/Cap, Canister Detail, Rope
May 2022
  • Packs 5
    • Stage 31 – Compartment Inner/Handle/Magnet/Doors, Shelf, Switch
    • Stage 32 – Storage Compartment Frame
    • Stage 33 – Tires, Inner/Outer Wheels
    • Stage 34 – Front Left Stabilizer, Hubcap
    • Stage 35 – Box Frame Shell/Reinforcement
    • Stage 36 – Compartment Inner/Handles/Doors, Left-Hand Rear Door Front/Back
    • Stage 37 – Compartment Inner/Handle/Magnet/Doors, Shelf
June 2022
  • Pack 6
    • Stage 38 – Rear Left Stabilizer/Plate, Steps/Brackets/Handle, Steps Backplate/Side Plates, Light Lens/Frame
    • Stage 39 – Compartment Inner, Cable Ties, Battery Compartment Top/Bottom
    • Stage 40 – Rear Left Light Cluster/PCB/Diffusers/Lenses, Pickaxe, Axe, Fire Extinguisher, Rear Spotlights/Lenses
    • Stage 41 – Compartment Inner, Shelf Top/Bottom, Magnet, Door Fronts/Backs/Handle
    • Stage 42 – Compartment Inner/Door Front/Back/Handles, Right-Hand Rear Door Front/Back
    • Stage 43 – Compartment Inner, Magnet, Door Fronts/Backs/Handle, Shelf Top/Bottom

The following stages are next to be built…

  • Pack 7
    • Stage 44 – Storage Compartment Frame
    • Stage 45 – Compartment Inner, Shelf Top/Bottom, Magnet, Door Fronts/Backs/Handle
    • Stage 46 – Rear Right Stabilizer/Plate, Steps/Brackets/Handle, Steps Backplate/Side Plates, Light Lens/Frame
    • Stage 47 – Compartment Inner, Turntable Gear, Elevator Pistons, Handrail/Washers
    • Stage 48 – Rear Right Light Cluster/PCB/Diffusers/Lenses, Pickaxe, Fire Extinguisher, Rear Spotlights/Lenses
    • Stage 49 – Rear Beacon Light PCBs/Covers, Tarp, Box Frame Roof Section
  • Pack 8
    • Stage 50 – Warning Bar, Tarp Box, Platform Brackets/Base, Piston Poles, Halligan Bar, Ladder Pipes, Emergency Lenses/Frames
    • Stage 51 – Electrical Cable, Reel Motor/Bracket/Ends/Fairleads, Storage Compartment/Lid/Inner/Lock/Handle
    • Stage 52 – Platform Floor/Ladder/Control Box/Cable Run, Nozzle, Nozzle Swivel
    • Stage 53 – Ladder, Storage Box Cover, Walkway
    • Stage 54 – Ladder, Wheel Arch Cover, Side Marker, External Plug, Work Light, Emergency Lens/Frame
    • Stage 55 – Ladder, Boom Cradle, Large Accessory Storage/Accessory, Hydrant Wrench, Sand Bottle, Water Coolers, Ram Jack
    • Stage 56 – Storage Box, Walkways, Hydrant Wrench, Compartment Handle, Halligan Bar
    • Stage 57 – Ladder, Emergency Lens/Frame, Work Light, Compartment Cover, Walkway, Wheel Arch Cover, Side Marker, External Plug
  • Packs 9-11
    • Stage 58 –
    • Stage 59 –
    • Stage 60 –
    • Stage 61 –
    • Stage 62 –
    • Stage 63 –
    • Stage 64 –
    • Stage 65 –
    • Stage 66 –
    • Stage 67 –
    • Stage 68 –
    • Stage 69 –
    • Stage 70 –
    • Stage 71 –
    • Stage 72 –
    • Stage 73 –
    • Stage 74 –
    • Stage 75 –
    • Stage 76 –
    • Stage 77 –
    • Stage 78 –
    • Stage 79
  • Pack 12
    • Diorama Display

* – The contents of these stages may vary. They will be updated when I discover the exact part names.